Acupuncture uses tiny needles to redirect the body's energy, which is a better use for needles than sewing yourself into a sleeping bag forever. Feel better with this Groupon.
$29 for One-Hour Acupuncture Session ($100 Value)
Patients can choose between traditional acupuncture or cold-laser acupuncture, which eschews physical needles for sensation-free light targeted at acupuncture points to relieve muscle spasms and pain.
Nicholas C. Steadman L.Ac.
Licensed acupuncturist and herbologist Nicholas C. Steadman uses the tools of traditional Chinese medicine to combat stress. With sterile, superfine one-use needles applied at key points across the body, he aims to relax muscles and ease anxiety, headaches, and insomnia. Though the precise mechanism behind acupuncture's effects is not yet known, doctors have begun drawing on new technologies to apply the same basic principles—notably, by replacing needles with lasers. Considered especially effective in correcting painful muscle spasms, cold-laser acupuncture does away with even the mild tingling sensation of traditional needles while reaching myofascial trigger points beneath the skin via beams of carefully calibrated light energy. Steadman combines the traditional and the high-tech within a secluded, zen-inspired suite a block from the vast qi reservoirs of Central Park.